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Immigration Criminal Lawyers

March 21, 2024 Uncategorized

Being convicted for certain criminal offenses can put you at risk of deportation. Many people, even those living in the US legally, have faced this reality. Some are held in the immigration detention for an extended period before binge deported back to their mother countries.

If you are not a US citizen, and you have been accused of a federal or state crime, chances of facing a jail term or paying fines are high. Sometimes you can be deported to your country. Here at Spodek Law Group, we understand that your case is unique and we know it is our responsibility to ensure we work with you to get you the essential help you require as you work through your case. We have a team of immigration criminal lawyers specializing in immigration and deportation issues. To avoid detention indefinitely from the United States (you won’t be able to return to the US under any circumstance), consider working with professionals like us. We work effortlessly to offer specialized services to ensure this does not occur.

Currently, we specialize in representing immigrants/non-citizens in the following circumstances:

Before a criminal conviction
In getting post-conviction relief to clear an immigrant’s criminal record to minimize or avoid adverse immigration consequences
In actual removal or deportation proceedings

criminal deportation or the refusal of traveling abroad can result when these issues come into play:

One is convicted of two moral turpitude crimes at any time
One leaves the US for over one year
One is convicted of a moral turpitude crime within 5 years after entering the US
One is convicted of an aggravated felony including other felonies that don’t seem aggravated like tax evasion

You can also fail to get re-entry to the US due to the penalties that may have been set forth for the nation, including the crime you have committed.

Some reasons for deportation include drug offenses, aggravated felonies, unauthorized stay, unauthorized entry attempt, unauthorized unemployment, terrorism/security-related crimes, fraud & other related white collar crimes and overstaying the limits of a student or visitor visa. Although anything can arise, the difficulties can become excessive, a common reason most people choose to leave. However, if you want to stay and fight for your rights within this country, our immigration and deportation attorneys can assist you.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
2024-03-21
Just had my Divorce case settled 2 months ago after having a horrible experience with another firm. I couldn’t be happier with Claire Banks and Elizabeth Garvey with their outstanding professionalism in doing so with Spodek Law Group. Any time I needed questions answered they were always prompt in doing so with all my uncertainties after 30 yrs of marriage.I feel from the bottom of my heart you will NOT be disappointed with either one. Thanks a million.
Brendan huisman
Brendan huisman
2024-03-18
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
Guerline Menard
Guerline Menard
2024-03-18
Thanks again Spodek law firm, particularly Esq Claire Banks who stood right there with us up to the finish line. Attached photos taken right outside of the court building and the smile on our faces represented victory, a breath of fresh air and satisfaction. We are very happy that this is over and we can move on with our lives. Thanks Spodek law 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙌🏼❤️
Keisha Parris
Keisha Parris
2024-03-15
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko Beauty
Taïko Beauty
2024-03-15
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence. Thank you team!
Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams
2024-03-12
Hey, how you guys doing? Good afternoon my name is Anthony Williams I just want to give a great shout out to the team of. Spodek law group. It is such a honor to use them and to use their assistance through this whole case from start to finish. They did everything that they said they was gonna do and if it ever comes down to it, if I ever have to use them again, hands-down they will be the first law office at the top of my list, thank you guys so much. It was a pleasure having you guys by my side so if you guys ever need them, do not hesitate to pick up the phone and give them a call.
Loveth Okpedo
Loveth Okpedo
2024-03-12
Very professional, very transparent, over all a great experience
Bee L
Bee L
2024-02-28
Amazing experience with Spodek! Very professional lawyers who take your case seriously. They treated me with respect, were always available, and answered any and all questions. They were able to help me very successfully and removed a huge stress. Highly recommend.
divesh patel
divesh patel
2024-02-24
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

Experienced Immigration Lawyer

At Spodek Law Group offices, our attorneys offer a wide range of immigration services that assist people gain legal help and continue staying in the United States. In case you are seeking a US citizenship or you have been accused of a crime, you require all the protection you can get. The results of your criminal case can have a significant effect on your legal status and determine whether you get deported or not. This is why it’s essential to get legal advice from a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense lawyer for your criminal charges and an immigration lawyer for your immigration problems.

Crime can affect your immigration status

Do not allow the crime you have committed have a huge impact on your immigration status. This is because being charged with any type of crime, from theft to drug possession, can affect the status of immigration and lead to deportation. Our aim is to ensure your immigration status is protected and assist people avoid deportation. We help customers with bond hearings, assisting them to be released out of jail. Our lawyers can represent you in your deportation hearing and assist you to get a waiver to stay in the United States.

Our professionals work closely with your criminal defense attorneys to advise them on how to handle your criminal case. All the facts involved in your case are evaluated thoroughly to create effective strategies in the criminal court, from getting the charges reduced to plea negotiations. We can address your immigration problems and still provide a defense attorney to handle your criminal charges.

Speak with Spodek Law Group in New York to know what we can do for you regarding your immigration criminal case. Even if you know you are innocent, getting a strong legal representation is a suitable way to get the relief you desire.

Immigration is a complicated issue. It’s also become one that is highly contentious. Over the last decades, there have been many changes to the nation’s immigration laws. In the process, many people are not entirely sure of the kind of laws that may govern their individual circumstances. This is true for employers as well. An employer may not be up on the latest ruling. They may accidentally engage in immigration fraud. Someone may have hired someone who is not eligible to work in this country. It’s really important for each person who is facing potential immigration fraud charges to be aware of what such charges involve. There may be minor penalties such as fines. The employee or private individual who engages in such fraud may be facing additional penalties. For example, someone who is here on a visa may have overstayed the visa. In that case, they could be facing deportation to their home nations. They may also be confronting possible confiscation of the goods they have acquired while living and working here illegally. A good immigration lawyer is someone who can help sort out these issues.

Possible Penalties

Many possible penalties exist for those who choose to knowingly break American immigration laws. Such penalties may also apply to those who break them but are not aware they have done so. For example, the employer may assume that the identification they are given is accurate but it later turns out it was fraudulent. An employee may state they are here legally to the employee verbally but this is not true. An immigration fraud lawyer can help by indicating what the employee and the employee can expect when confronting officials with this matter. They may point out that certain penalties may not be applied. For example, if the employer has acted in good faith, this can be a mitigating factor in any possible prosecution. An employee may have also acted in good faith and merely made a minor mistake. The lawyer can help both sides. They can offer each person the counsel they need to figure out what’s going to happen as any case heads to the court system.

Changing Laws

Laws governing immigration are federal in nature. At the same time, there are local laws that may impact the federal process. This is very much true in New York City. City officials have indicated their opposition to laws they feel are too harsh. This may lead to local officials refusing to let federal officials know about a specific violation. Local officials may also choose to avoid enforcing certain laws or notifying they have a certain person in custody even if that person may be eligible for deportation. This can be used to great advantage. A lawyer can help negotiate with local law enforcement officials in order to make sure that they doing their best for their clients and helping that client avoid any unwanted legal consequences. Lawyers who specialize in this form of law are also typically on top of the local laws in New York City and understand how to work with a local judge and other regional New York City law enforcement officials directly.

Mustering Publicity

In addition to providing legal counsel, a lawyer may also suggest a campaign to alert local elected officials about a given case. Many local legislators do not agree with national immigration laws. They may be willing to provide a personal bill in the legislature that is designed solely to provide legal redress for a given client. A personal bill of this type can help any client avoid potential consequences such as a fine or even jail time and then deportation. The lawyer can also help create a strategy that appeals to local community members and gets them interested in their case. It helps to find a lawyer who knows exactly how to craft a specific message for the needs of any given client. A lawyer with previous experience is a must as the case goes forward. In many instances, it is possible to lean on immigration officials and negotiate individually favorable conditions for each client. Proper legal representation can help anyone overcome any issues related to any kind of immigration fraud allegations.

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